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Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons'
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Posted on 03/08/2010 11:47:21 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons' By Geoffrey Dickens Created 03/08/2010 - 14:41

HDNet's Dan Rather stepped on one mine after another in the racial minefield that exists when talking about the nation's first black President as the former CBS anchor, on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show on March 8th, uttered the following take on the President's ability to get health care passed and how the GOP and independents would view it.

DAN RATHER: Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be President Obama's leadership. And the Republicans will make a case and a lot of independents will buy this argument. "Listen he just hasn't been, look at the health care bill. It was his number one priority. It took him forever to get it through and he had to compromise it to death." And a version of, "Listen he's a nice person, he's very articulate" this is what's been used against him, "but he couldn't sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic."


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1 posted on 03/08/2010 11:47:21 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Uh-Oh..*Watermellons*

Should of said *Canataloupes*


2 posted on 03/08/2010 11:49:02 AM PST by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: Sub-Driver

Too funny!!


3 posted on 03/08/2010 11:49:43 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: Sub-Driver

“but he couldn’t sell watermelons”

Bwahahahahaha. How about fried chicked Dan? Could he sell that? Hehehehe.


4 posted on 03/08/2010 11:49:46 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Sub-Driver

This is going to be fun!


5 posted on 03/08/2010 11:50:13 AM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dan Rather is a racist.


6 posted on 03/08/2010 11:50:21 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: reagandemocrat

It’s not Dan’s fault. His script was faxed to him from a Kinkos in Texas.


7 posted on 03/08/2010 11:50:56 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Sub-Driver
They are turning on the anointed one. The libs are going to tear him apart just like they tore Carter apart. I just hope that the financial collapse comes on Obama’s watch. I want him to be the one that has to rescind the executive order making public employee unions illegal. Watching teachers union membership become a crime punishable by jail time will be one of the happiest days of my life.
8 posted on 03/08/2010 11:51:00 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Sub-Driver

9 posted on 03/08/2010 11:51:00 AM PST by earlJam
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To: Sub-Driver

Uh Ohhh. Racial stereotype. Now you are in deep doo doo Danny boy.


10 posted on 03/08/2010 11:51:09 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Sub-Driver

Dan Rather’s foot in mouth disease...


11 posted on 03/08/2010 11:51:16 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Blue Jays
Wow. Extraordinarily interesting peek into Dan Rather's subconscious and very racist thought patterns.


12 posted on 03/08/2010 11:51:29 AM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Sub-Driver
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13 posted on 03/08/2010 11:51:34 AM PST by Roccus (Hawaii Hall of Records safe from tsunami......Obama saddened.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And spot on.

14 posted on 03/08/2010 11:52:13 AM PST by Semper Mark (As graceful as a bulldozer and as subtle as a wrecking ball.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Nope.

Everyone here knows there will be NO repercussions because Dan’s a lefty.

Even if it WERE obviously intended to be a racial stereotype, there wouldn’t be any consequences,

because the whole “that’s racist” meme is only a club to silence conservatives.


15 posted on 03/08/2010 11:52:26 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dan Rather couldn’t sell the George W. Bush - Texas ANG stroy, either.


16 posted on 03/08/2010 11:52:50 AM PST by Living Free in NH
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To: Sub-Driver

Lying about Bush’s National Guard papers couldn’t kill his reputation with his fellow journalists, but this might do it.


17 posted on 03/08/2010 11:52:53 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Who wants a stolen watermelon ?
18 posted on 03/08/2010 11:52:58 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: TaraP
Should of said *Canataloupes*

Or arugula.

19 posted on 03/08/2010 11:52:58 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Sub-Driver

translation: “I wanna be back on mainstream Network News!”


20 posted on 03/08/2010 11:53:55 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Sub-Driver

21 posted on 03/08/2010 11:53:57 AM PST by GOP_Raider (<----Click over there for a special message from GOP_Raider)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dan is just a bitter, rejected old man who’s gone a bit senile. He doesn’t care what he says, he just craves attention like he got in the good old days.

Mission accomplished, Dan. Congratulations. You got your headline.


22 posted on 03/08/2010 11:54:05 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Rather gets all wee wee’d up over his mental picture of zer0bama


23 posted on 03/08/2010 11:54:09 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Sub-Driver
Matthews and Rather in the same room!!! It should be padded with no sharp objects. That is a critical mass of insanity.

"but he couldn't sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic."

Would the troopers be guilty of racial profiling if they stopped the 'wrong' traffic?

24 posted on 03/08/2010 11:54:20 AM PST by Ditto (Directions for Clean Government: If they are in, vote them out. Rinse and repeat.)
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To: Sub-Driver
99% of racism exists in the hearts and minds of liberals... 90% of the blacks and all commies and muzzies.

LLS

25 posted on 03/08/2010 11:54:36 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Perhaps some in the media care what Dan Rather thinks; the rest of us, not so much. If you’re going to interview an old guy who might say something embarassing and shallow, try Joe Biden, instead, because then it might be funny, too.


26 posted on 03/08/2010 11:54:40 AM PST by married21
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To: Sub-Driver

Watermelons? lulz, Dan is a disguised racist.


27 posted on 03/08/2010 11:54:47 AM PST by cranked
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To: Sub-Driver

“but he couldn’t sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.”

That’s probably accurate - BO has no familial connection to the American black experience in the North or South.


28 posted on 03/08/2010 11:55:35 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: Sub-Driver

OH BOY!! Hey,wait one cotton pickin minute here... that’s racist!! :)


29 posted on 03/08/2010 11:56:48 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: GonzoGOP

Arugula did make the cut.........

Obamas to Plant Vegetable Garden at White House

Published: March 19, 2009
WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama will begin digging up a patch of the South Lawn on Friday to plant a vegetable garden, the first at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in World War II. There will be no beets — the president does not like them — but arugula will make the cut.

No watermelon...


30 posted on 03/08/2010 11:56:52 AM PST by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not a problem for a liberal to say Watermelon and Barack in the same sentence. hehe


31 posted on 03/08/2010 11:58:11 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver

32 posted on 03/08/2010 11:58:32 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Sub-Driver

I would have said he couldn’t stump whip chitlin’s with an instruction book!


33 posted on 03/08/2010 11:59:21 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Sub-Driver

Mathews couldn’t shut Rather up or off fast enough. I guess ole Dan-boy found out how to stop the tingle up Chrissy’s leg.


34 posted on 03/08/2010 11:59:27 AM PST by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: GonzoGOP
Main Entry: re·scind Pronunciation: \ri-ˈsind\ Function: transitive verb Etymology: Latin rescindere to annul, from re- + scindere to cut — more at shed Date: 1579 1 : to take away : remove 2 a : take back, cancel b : to abrogate (a contract) and restore the parties to the positions they would have occupied had there been no contract 3 : to make void (as an act) by action of the enacting authority or a superior authority : repeal — re·scind·er noun — re·scind·ment \-ˈsin(d)-mənt\ noun
35 posted on 03/08/2010 11:59:45 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bam would (like Mugabwe) take over the farms first or apply a hefty tax on the growers. Then he would distribute the melons based on need and punish those competing growers with punitive penalties and regulations and force their workers to unionize like the good, rat, socialist commies drones for his glory (and votes too).


36 posted on 03/08/2010 11:59:47 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who knows maybe Dan Rather’s fried chickens will come to roost.....but the Liberal Media will give him a pass

Just think if a Michael Savage or Bill Cunningham said that....


37 posted on 03/08/2010 12:00:10 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: Sub-Driver

If you read it carefully, it is what Rather claims the Repubs will say about Obama during the elections, not what Rather himself thinks.

This is not Rather saying that Obama couldn’t sell watermelons.


38 posted on 03/08/2010 12:01:00 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Sub-Driver

Dan Rather is a racist sub-human.


39 posted on 03/08/2010 12:01:09 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Sub-Driver
No. Tell me he did not say 'watermelons'.

Dan's Doozers ... a trip down memory lane with "Kenneth' (What's the Frequency?)

40 posted on 03/08/2010 12:01:38 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'd better get back to work....

Else I be tempted to post funny Obamah pics and get myself into trouble yet again.

41 posted on 03/08/2010 12:01:42 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver
Another leftist letting his racism slip...oops.
42 posted on 03/08/2010 12:01:48 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: Sub-Driver
No problem, a liberal said it. Doesn't matter, didn't mean it, taken out of context, mispoke, ad nauseam.

When are Republicans going to end political double-standards in this country? If George Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, or any other Republican had said that Barach Obama couldn't sell watermelons, all hell would have broken out in DC; I have no doubt the offender would have been censored by Congress.

Here's a hint to the Republican National Party: Save your postage. I'm not giving you a red cent until you learn to fight back — to WIN!!!

43 posted on 03/08/2010 12:02:28 PM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ahh, the soft bigotry of the Southern Democrat! Wackjob Dan never fails to entertain.


44 posted on 03/08/2010 12:02:35 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: MrB
Right, agreed. And Dan let his guard down.

Dems/Libs are the biggest racists out there. And they are going to turn on Obama in a big way. A lot of them privately believe that Obama is failing because they think a black man cannot handle the job. This is something I never heard from Conservatives (because they don't believe it) but I am starting to hear it from some Dems.

45 posted on 03/08/2010 12:02:48 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Sub-Driver

Blather is saying that “ the Republicans will make a case” about watermelon sales. Dan is brain dead.


46 posted on 03/08/2010 12:03:29 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Chris Matthews completely freaks out and starts talking over Dan Rather as soon as Dan says the word “watermelons”. Ouch.

Good line Dan, no harm meant. But Matthews couldn’t deal with it.


47 posted on 03/08/2010 12:03:48 PM PST by AlanD
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To: muglywump
That was hilarious how fast Chrissy Matthews stepped back into the conversation to halt Dan Rather's speech! Good stuff.


48 posted on 03/08/2010 12:03:48 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Could I have some southern fried chicken with that watermelon please?"
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49 posted on 03/08/2010 12:05:23 PM PST by mkjessup
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Hahahahahahhhhhaaaa. Danny boy, you better come out with that line of imported Chinese watermelon bedroom slippers post haste!

Let’s watch the libs try to back off this one.


50 posted on 03/08/2010 12:06:36 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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